In its 10th year, Pharmacy Show has become the largest pharmacy training event in the UK and plays a vital role in supporting both community, primary and secondary care pharmacists with free continued professional development (CPD), clinical and business training and advice vital for the future of the profession. 

Pharmacy Show is delighted to be working with a steering panel of ten professionals brought together to help direct and support the education programme for the show. You can find out more about them here www.thepharmacyshow.co.uk/steeringpanel

Below is a brief insight into each theatre about the sort of sessions and speakers to expect at the show this year and how they can benefit you.

Keynote Theatre: Pharmacy 2016 and Beyond 

This will home the big topics affecting pharmacy RIGHT NOW and debate the issues facing pharmacy beyond 2016. With government officials, regulatory and leadership organisations, to entrepreneurs and grass roots pharmacists this will be a two day conference programme not to be missed. 

Community pharmacy has never faced as many challenges and opportunities as it does now, and these updates will give you an insight as to what’s now, what’s next and how it affects you.

Speakers and topics include:

  • Contract updates from the PSNC
  • Integration fund information from NHSE
  • SCR write access update from NHS Digital
  • How can pharmacy support public health from PHE and RSPH
  • Ministerial address from the Rt. Hon. Alistair Burt
  • National and local commissioning landscape from NHSE & CPSS
  • Regulation and standards update from GPhC
  • Update on GP practice pharmacy and care homes pilots
  • Question Time: “If you could change one thing about pharmacy in the next 12 months what would it be?”
  • Debate Time: What does the future look like for the mults and independents? 

Pharmacy Business Academy: Quick Wins

This ‘academy’ will deliver 30 minute “how to” sessions with simple, top tips and practical advice that pharmacy professionals and business owners can take away and put into practice the next day. Marketing, improving efficiency’s, motivating staff, time management, finance planning, making more sales – to survive - will all be high up on the agenda.

  • How can you promote your services and increase your turnover on a budget?
  • How can you find more time to do the good stuff?
  • How can you plan your business for growth when you can’t see the wood for the trees?
  • How do you set up a PGD?
  • How can you get new services commissioned?
  • What IT systems can support you with the integration fund?
  • Do you fully understand SCR?
  • Is there a simple way to save on tax efficiencies?
  • How can community and general practice pharmacists work together for mutual benefit and profit?
  • What services are other pharmacies running successfully and how?

Pharmacy Technology: Embracing the Digital Revolution

What technological advances are available, how can you take advantage of them to deliver integrated service? Do you have the tools to offer patients, are you fully up to speed with SCR, claiming EPS tokens and getting all the income you could? Find out and more in this show-floor dedicated theatre.

PSNC Pharmacy Services Innovation Theatre

This will inspire and motivate the you with ideas around commissioned services (for additional income streams, ways to connect with CCGs, LAs and local charities), and importantly will showcase what community pharmacy is capable of across the country. 

Topics include:

  • AF Screening
  • Patient joint management plans with GP
  • Early diagnosis of cancer
  • Discharge medicines reconciliation
  • Medicines optimisation in AF
  • Mental health
  • Parkinson’s MUR
  • BBV Testing
  • Sexual health services

Clinically Focused Care: The therapeutic area, the drug, and the consultation

This new workshop theatre will deliver clinical updates and include the consultation and soft skills needed when managing patients with long term conditions.

Topics covered include:

  • Diabetes
  • Asthma
  • Anaphylaxis Workshop
  • Blood Pressure
  • Cardio Vascular
  • Opioid dependency
  • Practical solutions for AMR
  • Flu injection & CPR

Public Health & Wellbeing Forum: From illness to wellness

This expanded theatre will give visitors practical advice for running health and wellbeing clinics, also covering HLP – how and why. 

  • Smoking cessation
  • National diabetes prevention programme
  • Blood pressure screening for AF
  • Point of care testing for AF and diabetes
  • Mental health
  • Emergency contraception
  • Nutrition for early life

Practice Pharmacy Hub: Developing pharmacy in general practice

This new education feature on the show floor will support clinical pharmacists in their new practice-based role, and offer advice to those keen to integrate community pharmacy with general practice. 

Chaired by Ravi Sharma of the National Practice Pharmacy Group and run in association with the PCPA, this show floor theatre will cover:

  • How to integrate community and general practice services
  • How to approach GPs about having practice pharmacists
  • How to set up a clinic in general practice
  • How to develop scope of practice in general practice
  • Clinical services management in general practice (incl. Diabetes, COPD etc.)
  • Managing elderly patients with polypharmacy
  • How to access integration fund through general practice

Reckitt Benckiser for Health education zone

A two day programme of short sharp presentations which will cover solutions including OTC brands to support your patients to manage their own health. This includes, dry eyes, fevers, heartburn, headache, AMR, Emollients and marketing so your community knows how you can support them as well as skin disorders and respiratory infection. Practical self-care OTC mini presentations will cover dye eye, childhood fever, heartburn, headaches, AMR, and Emollients.       
- CloserStill reserve the right to amend content without prior warning. The conference has been brought to you by CloserStill Media Medical in association with our partners and sponsors. The views and opinions of the speakers are not necessarily those of CloserStill Media Medical or of our partners and sponsors. Sponsors have not had any input into the programme except where an individual session states it’s sponsored. The session topic and speaker have been developed by each sponsoring company.

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Exhibitor Testimonials

  • It’s been great to see the engagement from pharmacy, coming to learn and wanting to know about what we’re doing. It’s been really encouraging.
    David Stephens, Pharmacy Sales Manager
  • The show is very professional – it’s well organised and there’s great communication with the team which really makes a difference. You feel like you’re part of something bigger.
    Siobhan Murphy, Engagement Lead
    NHS Digital
  • We are seeing delegates looking for change and innovative new products. They want to make a difference to their pharmacy, so they attend this show for ideas and to discuss possible improvements to their day-to-day operations.
    Anup Sodha, Director


Learning opportunities

  • Two days of world class CPD education
  • Business insight with take home lessons
  • 8 education streams
  • Over 400 exhibiting companies

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